Popcorn Removal in Boca Raton

Popcorn ceilings: not only are they unappealing in homes and workplaces, but they also absorb foul tastes and trap dust. Removing a popcorn ceiling not only improves the indoor air quality of your home or commercial space, but it also improves the aesthetics of the room. In this article we will provide you with the basic steps for popcorn removal in your Boca Raton home or business.

Basic Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Boca Raton

  • Turn Electricity Off and Remove Light Fitting(s); Since you’ll be using a lot of water in this project, first be sure to turn of the electricity and check it with a circuit tester. Remove all furniture and ceiling light fittings.
  • Cover the Floor with Plastic Sheeting; Tape small pieces of plastic over each electrical outlet and cover the floor with heavy duty plastic floor sheeting, extending it up the walls a foot or so.
  • Cover the Walls with Plastic Sheeting; Run painter’s tape along the upper edge of the walls then cover the entire wall with plastic sheeting, taping the top edge to the tape already there. Roll out a layer of resin paper on the floor.
  • Wet the Ceiling; Using a garden sprayer, wet the ceiling, working in 4 to 5 square feet areas at a time, wetting the ceiling thoroughly, but being careful not to over-wet it.
  • Scrape the Popcorn Material off the Ceiling; Round off the corners of a joint knife (to prevent gouges) and use it to scrape off the popcorn ceiling. If you run into any hard scraping areas, apply a little more water, wait and then try again.
  • Unroll Second Layer of Plastic or Resin Paper and Finish Scraping; Unroll another layer of resin paper directly on top of ceiling debris and continue scraping ceiling. When all material has been scraped off, take down plastic sheeting from walls, roll up wet paper and plastic on floor and place all into a large garbage bag.
  • Re-cover any Bare Joints Using Joint Compound and Joint Tape; Mix joint compound in a tray and apply along the joint lines. Dip joint tape into water, squeeze off excess and use a putty knife to press the tape into the joint compound. Smooth off excess.
  • Fill any Eroded Nail Holes; Use two thin applications of joint compound to bring holes flush with the wallboard.
  • Sand the Ceiling; Use a sanding pad on the end of a long pole to sand off any high ridges.
  • Finish Your Ceiling; Fill any low spots with another coat or two of joint compound, sanding in between coats. Prime the ceiling using a primer that says “for wallboard”. Your ceiling is then ready for you to paint or texture as you like.

If you are interested in learning more about Popcorn Ceiling Removal in your Boca Raton home or business; or Drywall Repair, Knock Down Texture Ceiling, Smooth Finish Ceiling, Interior Painting or Exterior Painting, you are invited to contact Ross Brothers Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal at (754) 900-6468 for Broward and (561) 440-3066 for Palm Beach.

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